Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – The Hays County Commissioners Court today accepted an “Honor and Remember” flag from State Representative Jason Isaac that will be flown at the Hays County Courthouse to honor veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice.

The U.S. Congress passed the Honor and Remember Flag Act in 2011. The purpose of the flag is “to establish a tangible national symbol of gratitude as a visible public reminder to all Americans; perpetually recognizing the sacrifice of our military fallen heroes and their families.”

According to the Act, the Red Field represents the blood spilled by brave men and women in America’s military throughout our history, who willingly gave their lives so that we all would remain free. The Blue Star represents active service in military conflict (the star originated with World War I, but on this flag it signifies service through all generations from the American Revolution to present day). The White Border surrounding the gold star recognizes the purity of sacrifice -- there is no greater price an American can pay than to give his or her life in service to our country. The Gold Star signifies the ultimate sacrifice of a warrior in active service who will not return home, as gold reflects the value of the life that was given. The Folded Flag signifies the final tribute to an individual life that a family sacrificed and gave to the nation. The Flame is an eternal reminder of the spirit that has departed this life yet burns on in the memory of all who knew and loved the fallen hero.

The flag will be flown on Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day and Veterans Day.

 

Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – The Hays County Commissioners Court today accepted an “Honor and Remember” flag from State Representative Jason Isaac that will be flown at the Hays County Courthouse to honor veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice.
The U.S. Congress passed the Honor and Remember Flag Act in 2011. The purpose of the flag is “to establish a tangible national symbol of gratitude as a visible public reminder to all Americans; perpetually recognizing the sacrifice of our military fallen heroes and their families.”
According to the Act, the Red Field represents the blood spilled by brave men and women in America’s military throughout our history, who willingly gave their lives so that we all would remain free. The Blue Star represents active service in military conflict (the star originated with World War I, but on this flag it signifies service through all generations from the American Revolution to present day). The White Border surrounding the gold star recognizes the purity of sacrifice -- there is no greater price an American can pay than to give his or her life in service to our country. The Gold Star signifies the ultimate sacrifice of a warrior in active service who will not return home, as gold reflects the value of the life that was given. The Folded Flag signifies the final tribute to an individual life that a family sacrificed and gave to the nation. The Flame is an eternal reminder of the spirit that has departed this life yet burns on in the memory of all who knew and loved the fallen hero.
The flag will be flown on Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day and Veterans Day.
 

Left to right, Precinct 1 Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe, Precinct 2 Commissioner Mark Jones, County Judge Bert Cobb, M.D., Rep. Jason Isaac, Precinct 3 Commissioner Will Conley and Precinct 4 Commissioner Ray Whisenant display the County’s Honor and Remember flag.
 

Left to right, Precinct 1 Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe, Precinct 2 Commissioner Mark Jones, County Judge Bert Cobb, M.D., Rep. Jason Isaac, Precinct 3 Commissioner Will Conley and Precinct 4 Commissioner Ray Whisenant display the County’s Honor and Remember flag.

Monday, November 18, 2013 8:16:00 AM Categories: Press Releases